Snow fell gently as I walked home. I realised autumn was coming to an end. This autumn was different to my previous autumn experiences – it was more obvious. Now I understand why Anne of Green Gables said: “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers”.
Here are 18 of my favourite 2017 autumn pictures
Outside it is grey, three weeks to the shortest day, and the last leaves, which have hung on for so long, are surrendering and floating to the ground hoping to become a new leaf one spring.
Karl Baum, the butcher, has one of the 60,000 Stumbling Stones placed in 22 countries.
Karl Baum, his wife Toni, daughter Gerti and brother Leo lived at Mauergasse-8, Wiesbaden, Germany in the 1930’s.
Karl was the second oldest of six children. He was a butcher and originally the family lived in the apartment above his shop in Schulgasse-2. Business was good until 1934 when the Sturmabteilung (Nazi Paramilitary) prohibited the Jewish butchers from using the town’s slaughterhouse Continue reading “Hier wohnte Karl Baum (here lived Karl Baum)”
It is so easy to fall back into the groove and forget your priorities – exploring people and places … and take photographs
A 10-week house-sit brought me back to Auckland in January. Auckland is my hometown and I settled quickly – I knew the people and I knew the places. I was so comfortable that I forgot to ‘explore’. I became afraid this comfortable “warm bath” feeling may become the norm and I would really “settle”. Continue reading “Get out of the warm bath, it’s starting to cool”